Current Funding Opportunities

We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.

Details and deadlines of all our current and recent funding opportunities can be found on this page.

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Status
Opportunity
Partner(s)
Amount and Term
Deadline

Connections

Open
2022-23 Research Connections Grant
Truth and Action
Focus:
Reconciliation

Objective: Facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings. Proposed activities must address any of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, and be guided by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals in the project team.
--
up to $10,000 for one year
October 25, 2022
Open

Partnerships

2022-23 Pattison Children's Research Grant
Focus:
Maternal and pediatric health care

Objective: Supports research projects with potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence and relevance to children’s and maternal health.
Funded by Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

Administered by SHRF
$25,000 to $100,000
for 
one or two year term
Eligibility
November 10, 2022

Full deadline
January 19, 2023

Solutions

Open

Partnerships

2022-23 Impact Grant
Collective Impact Focus
Focus:
Rural and Remote Healthcare

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation 

Heart and Stroke

Hospitals of Regina Foundation

Lung Sask

MS Society of Canada 

Royal University Hospital Foundation
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2022

Full deadline
November 17, 2022

Solutions

Open
2022-23 Innovation Grant
SHRF Focus
Focus:
Addictions 
Virtual Care

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Additional partner opportunities with

Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)

Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
September 29, 2022

Full deadline
November 17, 2022

Solutions

Open
2022-23 Impact Grant
SHRF Focus
Focus:
Addictions 
Virtual Care

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Additional partner opportunities with

Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)

Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2022

Full deadline
November 17, 2022

Solutions

Open

Partnerships

2022-23 Innovation Grant
Partnered Focus
Focus:
Lung Health
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Lung Sask

Alzheimer Society of Sask
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
September 29, 2022

Full deadline
November 17, 2022

Solutions

Open

Partnerships

2022-23 Impact Grant 
Partnered Focus
Focus:
Lung Health
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Lung Sask

Alzheimer Society of Sask
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2022

Full deadline
November 17, 2022
Open

Partnerships

2022-2023 Alzheimer Society Research Program Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards
Focus:
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Objective:  Support individuals pursuing a PhD aspiring to becoming future independent investigators in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias or support graduates with a PhD or MD who wish to gain additional experience within an established research environment.
Alzheimer Society Canada
Doctoral awards: $129,000
for three years
Postdoctoral awards: $150,000
for two years
November 4, 2022
Open

Partnerships

2022 CIHR Policy Research for Health System Transformation - Catalyst Grant
Focus:
Health services and policy research 

Objective: Generate evidence to inform macro-level policies to support high-performing health care and public health systems in Canada with the aim of advancing the Quadruple Aim  and health equity.
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
$150,000 for 
one year
October 17, 2022
Open

Partnerships

2022 CIHR Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) - Implementation Science Teams Grants
Focus:
Health services and policy research

Objective: Improve our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, adapt, and/or spread/scale evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions that encompass intersectoral collaborations within and/or beyond the formal health care delivery system in order to advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity.
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
up $400,000 per year
up to five years
November 29, 2022

Connections

Closed
2022-23 Align Grant
Focus:
Any area of human health

Objective: Support activities for research teams to increase research relevance, coordination, and potential for impact, increase quality and success of Saskatchewan applications to peer-reviewed funding, and support the development of Saskatchewan research and health professional trainees.
--
up to $10,000 for 
one year
August 18, 2022

Connections

Closed
2022-23 Research Connections Grant
Focus:
Any area of human health

Objective: Support and facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings.
--
up to $10,000 in matching funds for up to one year
August 2, 2022
Closed

Partnerships

2023 Mental Health Impact Studentships
Focus:
Mental health

Objective: Supports Master-level trainees to work on a mental health research project with their academic supervisor and community partner.
Mental Health Research Canada
$15,000 for 
six months
August 29, 2022
Closed

Partnerships

2022 AGE-WELL Postdoctoral Awards
Focus:
Technology and aging

Objective: Funding to highly qualified master's, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities in multi-disciplinary research environments and to its industry and community partners. 
AGE-WELL
Postdoctoral awards: $45,000
for one year
May 31, 2022
Closed

Partnerships

2022 CIHR Health System Impact
Fellowship
Focus:
Health services and policy research

Objective: Opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations.
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
$50,000 for 
one year
February 24, 2022

Capacity

Closed
2022-23 Establishment Grant
Focus:
Any area of human health

Objective: Support early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges. 
Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
$120,000 for 
three years
Eligibility 
January 20, 2022

Full deadline
March 10, 2022
Closed

Partnerships

2021 Saskatchewan Mental Health Impact Grant
Focus:
Mental health

Objective: Supports timely, impactful mental health research addressing supporting diverse populations or advancing digital service delivery.
Mental Health Research Canada
$50,000 for 
one year
October 31, 2021
Closed

Partnerships

2021 Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR Action Grants
Focus:
Proof of concept interventions in primary cancer prevention

Objective: Accelerate the development, implementation and evaluation of novel interventions that bring new technologies, resources, perspectives and expertise to bear in preventing cancer.
Administered by the Canadian Cancer Society

Funded in partnership with CIHR-Institute of Cancer Research
$200,000 for 
one year
June 23, 2021

How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

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Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact fundinginfo@shrf.ca to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem.